What is Movember?
In November the students at Warwick will join thousands of others in raising money for the charity Movember, which is internationally renowned for its efforts in raising awareness and funding efforts to tackle the often overlooked issues of prostate cancer, testicular cancer and men's mental health. Every year, students hold events to try and raise money for this amazing cause. With the University having raised a fantastic sum of £43,000 last year (!!!), this year we are hoping to smash that!
How dire is the situation?
Globally, on average, 1 man dies by suicide every minute of everyday and 3 out of 4 suicides in the UK are by men.
1 in 8 UK men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime.
Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in young UK men.
How to get involved:
The best way to get involved is to create your own Movember account. The more people that are fundraising, the more money we can raise. With this account, people can easily donate to your page and at the end of the month the money will automatically go to Movember. Then you can join the RAG team! Here is how to sign up:
- Go to the Movember website - https://uk.movember.com/
- Login with the same account as last year or create a new one if this is your first Movember.
- Choose how you want to fundraise and answer all the questions.
- Join or start a new team. Join the RAG team here: https://uk.movember.com/team/2380737Then press “Join team”. Now you are all set!
- If you don’t join the RAG team, make sure your team is part of the University of Warwick Challenge. This is the link for it: https://uk.movember.com/mospace/network/48910/id/48910Press “Join Challenge” if you weren’t already part of it. If you don’t do this your fundraising will not be counted in the university total.
If you are able to, growing a moustache throughout the month is a very common Movember practice. Friends and family love giving donations when presented with weekly moustache progress pics. Whatever money you can raise will make a difference!
The individual who raises the most money by the end of the month will win a Term two Pop Pass and a LawnMower 3.0 (a trimmer for groin and body) from the company Manscaping!!!!!!!! There will also be a Lawnmower 3.0 for the second highest fundraiser!
Events we are organising:
The Shave Off:
A barber from Gould Barbers will be present to shave off any facial hair you have. This will allow for the famous moustache growing season to begin! The first 10 people to come will receive a free Gillette Fusion 5 razor! This event will be from 12:30-2:30pm on the 1st of November on the Piazza.
A Mental Health talk:
More details to follow on the MovemberWarwick Instagram page.
7-a-side Football tournament:
We are hosting a 7-a-side Football tournament with the Men’s Football Society on the 4G Cryfield pitches from 8:30 to 10:30 AM on Saturday the 13th of November. The winning team will receive one voucher each from German Doner kebab for a free doner box! To enter, each team must make a minimum £40 donation to Movember.
Due to time restrictions, we can only accommodate the first 20 teams that sign up. Make a team today before it's too late! May the best team win!
Click on the link below to enter a team:
Men’s Football society Movember page:
RAG’s Ou Est Le Poulet:
Join us for the Ou Est Le Poulet on the 18th of November. The rules are simple, you've got to find the chicken. But hang on, how do we pick the chicken? Well, we pick a name out of a hat which will include everyone's name who turns up. The entry fee is £5, half goes directly to Movember and the other half goes to the chicken who gets to use the money they have to go and drink at a pub of their choice until they are found by the rest of you who will be split up into groups. When the chicken is found he uses the money he has left to provide drinks for the rest of you!!! Meet us on the piazza at 7pm or in front of Parish church at 7:30pm if you want to get involved.
Register your interest here for updates!
RAG’s Movember Auction:
RAG’s Movember Auction is the perfect place for your favourite societies at Warwick to come together and raise buckets for men’s health, while nabbing some incredible prizes and having a laugh, of course!
The concept is simple: we host, you bid. The highest bid for each of the prizes will win that prize! These will range from coffee machines and Manscaped trimmers to incredible vouchers for restaurants, bars and shops in our local area such as Turtle Bay and Côte Brasserie, all alongside a chance to punish your society’s exec by donating to make them complete hilarious dares!
100% of all proceeds will be given to the amazing Movember Foundation, so come on down to Ramphal -- on Monday 22nd November at 6pm in R0.21 to have some fun and show your support!
Register your interest here for updates! https://forms.gle/NMjvNBqXnE2WHwse9
The 24th of November is our final Movember event of the month! We will be going around with buckets during circling to collect donations. If you want to help us with this, please contact the MovemberWarwick Instagram or Facebook page.
Finally, if you organising any events with your friends I am happy to share them on the MovemberWarwick pages so you get as many people attending as possible. If this is something you want, please contact the MovemberWarwick Instagram or Facebook page.